East Piedmont District
EPD Co Director, Elaine Bridwell Wade
‘Seeds are Sown, Gardens are Grown’
Elaine Bridwell Wade, is a native of Spartanburg, S.C. She is married to Don A. Wade who share six children (1) deceased, ten grandchildren (1) deceased and one great grandchild. Over the years the family shared the love of many animals, cats, dogs, birds, rabbits and etc. With such a large family Elaine’s love for gardening gave her a place of solitude.
She began her career in Retail Management for ladies and later assisted her husband in his Real Estate & Construction company which allowed her to be home more for the children.
She joined her first garden club when a neighbor invited her to visit since she had a love for gardening. After that she was hooked and has been involved in garden club work for 25 years or more. Her garden club work included many chairmanships, including GC President, secretary, treasurer, chaplain and etc. She served as Spartanburg GC Council President and is a National Flower Show Judge, life member of GCSC, SAR and NGC. At the present time she serves on GCSC Board and is a proud member of Uspy Daisy GC in Spartanburg, SC.
She is a member of Nazareth Presbyterian church where she also has given of her time in the service of flower design and youth Sunday school teacher when her grandchildren were young.
Elaine’s goal is to assist the Director of EPD and continue her garden club work in all areas to encourage the love of gardening.
East Piedmont District Federated Garden Clubs (20)
632EP- Anne Pamela Cunningham Garden Club, Laurens
076EP- Carolina Wren Garden Club, Clinton
028EP- Fairforest Garden Club, Spartanburg
600EP- Gaffney Garden Club, Gaffney
341EP- Garden Ellas Garden Club, Woodruff
636EP- Gardening on the Cay, Tega Cay
356EP- Good Neighbors Garden Club, Union
186EP- Green Gardeners Garden Club, Lancaster
223EP- In-Depth Study Club, Spartanburg
499EP- Lady Slipper Garden Club, Spartanburg
066EP- Lancaster Garden Club, Lancaster
231EP- Leaf & Petal Garden Club, Lancaster
047EP- Merry Tillers Garden Club, Spartanburg
634EP- Potting Shed Garden Club, Chester
202EP- Reidville Garden Club, Spartanburg
131EP- The Fannie Louise Holcombe Garden Club, Spartanburg
224EP- The Ivy League Garden Club, Spartanburg
021EP- Town & Country Garden Club, Rock Hill
192EP- Upsy-Daisy Garden Club, Spartanburg
C18EP- Lancaster Council of Garden Clubs, Lancaster
C03EP- Spartanburg Garden Club Council, Spartanburg